As our calendar year comes to an end, the ONE LICENSE team would like to thank all of our License Holders for another wonderful year of ministry! We are grateful for your engagement with our team and your desire to learn more about the world of copyright. We wish you and your ministries all the best in the year to come. 

ONE LICENSE 2023 Highlights:

With nearly 25,000 active licenses, the ONE LICENSE service covers the entirety of North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, and continental Europe, as well as the rest of the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking church.

3.6 million+ 

reprint services reported by our License Holders

1.8 million+ 

podcast services reported by our License Holders


Individual titles reported world wide


music image files and MP3s available


titles in the song catalog


of our organizations are connected to group licenses, benefiting from discounted pricing, centralized billing, and accountability in reporting 

Most Popular Posts of 2023:

The following articles were the most viewed by our License Holders this year. Check out the links below and reach out to our team ( with any questions or concerns. 

The goal of ONE LICENSE is simple: to create an intuitive, affordable license covering the music your congregation loves to sing, and then to ensure those who create that wonderful music are fairly compensated for their work—and have every incentive to create even more wonderful new music to sing! Take a look at our new explainer video to learn more about how your reports help support composers, authors, and other artists as they create beautiful music for our worshiping communities.

At ONE LICENSE, we frequently receive questions about how to best utilize your ONE LICENSE permissions alongside the various planning and downloading resources that are available from some of our Member Publishers. This article focuses on four of those resources from some of our Premier Member Publishers: Breaking Bread Digital Music Library from OCP Publications; GIAPlanner / SoundBoard from GIA Publications, Inc.; Christian Worship: Service Builder from Northwestern Publishing House and Concordia Publishing House; and from Augsburg Fortress Publishers.

Filled with supportive and solutions-oriented content, this webinar provides helpful information for all of your team members and will keep you up to date on the latest information from ONE LICENSE. We remain committed to ensuring that you have the best tools and education the industry offers.  Be sure to scroll to the end of the blog piece to view a downloadable PDF featuring ONE LICENSE “Fast Facts” Guide. This guide answers common questions we hear from our new users. Take a look at these “Fast Facts” or watch the full webinar to learn more!

Do you have questions about public domain? In this September 2023 webinar, the ONE LICENSE team welcomes Kyle Cothern, Permissions Editor for GIA Publications, Inc. Kyle and the ONE LICENSE team offer some helpful information for those using copyrighted music and public domain music in their worship services.

The ONE LICENSE Team is continually working on ways to improve the experience our License Holders have on our service and support best licensing practices in our relationships with our Member Publishers. In this article, we announced a new function to help improve reporting accuracy: you can now specify the number of services for each type of copyright usage for individual titles! 

Now, more than ever, License Holders are using digital platforms to post services online, share their worship across social media sites (like Facebook and YouTube), and expand the reach of their organization. By adding one of our Podcast / Streaming Licenses to your account, ONE LICENSE makes it easy to share your services while staying copyright compliant. 

Have you ever found yourself confused by copyright terminology? Does thinking about the difference between a copyright holder and a publisher or wondering what it means if a title is copyrighted by one person but administered by a publishing house keep you up at night? If you’ve considered these or other copyright-related questions, simply take a look at this helpful list of copyright terminology, curated by the ONE LICENSE team! 

As church musicians and people of faith, the ONE LICENSE team understands how difficult navigating copyright law can be. Whether you have been responsible for reporting your organization’s copyright usage for years, or you are just getting started with reporting, we hope that this article will help you understand the whys, whats, and hows of reporting your music usage. 

There is a lot to think about when it comes to copyright, so perhaps you breathe a sigh of relief when discovering worship music that is in the public domain. However, being certain that a song or other work is truly in the public domain can sometimes prove challenging.

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